Statement of SolidarityResources for FamiliesLocal & National ResourcesSocial Justice Story Drama 

Statement of Solidarity

Antarctica, WI 2018We know that our choice of stories we tell and the teams we assemble to bring them to life play a critical role in providing opportunities for our audiences to gain insight to, and empathy for, other cultures and heritages while promoting awareness of, and progressive action on, issues of social responsibility and justice in our society. We acknowledge that we have not taken strong enough action and that we must do better.

This is a long term commitment from across our First Stage family and we will be held accountable to our commitment through our mission and vision. We will keep you updated on concrete action steps we will be taking to address the inequities within our organization and with our processes, but know that:

We pledge to listen more closely to people of color voices that for too long have been silenced and ignored, and to work to amplify those voices and their stories, their realities.

We strive to work together with our community to build a better future for all of us.

First Stage has compiled this Resource Guide for Families, containing resources, articles, tools, and activities for your family to engage with to continue these important conversations and move beyond words into action. This page also includes a small sample of links to resources to learn, listen, and support.

If you have questions, comments, feedback, our would like to lend your time, voice, and talents to our work, please contact Artistic Director Jeff Frank at

Opportunities for Young People

Social Justice Story Drama for Kindergarten and Elementary Students
SOLD OUT! Monday, June 22, 2020 from 2-2:45PM on Zoom
Monday, June 29, 2020 from 2-2:45PM on Zoom

Meaningful stories can provide a springboard for important conversations with young people.  Join First Stage as we share the stories of Mama Did You Hear the News on June 22 and A Little Spot of Anger on June 29 to help explore topics of race and racism, justice, emotions, and peace, and come up with positive action steps to move forward with. Participation is free; capacity is limited.

Register for Social Justice Story Drama